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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Special Procedures: Human Rights Council

Mónica Pinto

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 23 September 2020

Subject(s):
Disappearances — Individual complaint procedure — International organizations, procedure — Fact-finding and inquiry

Published under the direction of Hélène Ruiz Fabri, with the support of the Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution, under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law.

1 Human rights are one of the goals of the United Nations Charter (‘UN Charter’). They have been one of the main pillars of the political and legal order since the Second World War. The UN Charter elaborates on their definition—human rights and fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, sex, language, or religion—and creates the first political organ charged with debating them and with setting human rights standards, the United Nations Commission on Human Rights (‘UNCHR’ or ‘Commission’), as provided for in Article 68 UN Charter. In 2006, the...
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